A vegan living in Switzerland is campaigning for an end to the cruel practice of hanging bells around the necks of cows.
Nancy Holten has condemned the practice as an “absolute disgrace”, arguing that farmers wouldn’t tolerate the loud and heavy bells around their necks and therefore they shouldn’t expect cows to endure them either.
“Imagine, with every movement of the head, the bell rings and the sound resonates constantly in your ears like Tinitus, only a hundred times worse,” she says in a Facebook post
Swiss farmers use the noise from the bells as a way of keeping tabs on the animals as they roam across the alpine landscape.
But researchers have found that the bells can create a 113 decibel racket – noise which can negatively impact the feeding and social behaviour of cows.
You can join the Kuhglocken out (Cowbells Out) Facebook group at